Time::Duration::Parse(3) Parse string that represents time duration


use Time::Duration::Parse;
my $seconds = parse_duration("2 minutes and 3 seconds"); # 123


Time::Duration::Parse is a module to parse human readable duration strings like 2 minutes and 3 seconds to seconds.

It does the opposite of duration_exact function in Time::Duration and is roundtrip safe. So, the following is always true.

  use Time::Duration::Parse;
  use Time::Duration;
  my $seconds = int rand 100000;
  is( parse_duration(duration_exact($seconds)), $seconds );


  $seconds = parse_duration($string);

Parses duration string and returns seconds. When it encounters an error in a given string, it dies an exception saying ``Unknown timespec: blah blah blah''. This function is exported by default.


Tatsuhiko Miyagawa <[email protected]>


This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

Some internal code is taken from Cache and Cache::Cache modules on CPAN.